Tlalocohyla smithii (Boulenger, 1902)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Tlalocohyla > Species: Tlalocohyla smithii

Hyla nana Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 165: 263. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.12.76–82 (formerly 1901.12.19.76–82), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 102, and museum records. Type locality: "Mexico, [Morelos,] Cuernavaca". Preoccupied by Hyla nana Boulenger, 1889.

Hyla smithii Boulenger, 1902, Zool. Rec., 38: 33. Replacement name for Hyla nana Günther, 1901.

Tlalocohyla smithiiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107.

English Names

Dwarf Mexican Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).


Pacific lowlands of Mexico from extreme southwestern Chihuahua and extreme southeastern Sonora south to southern Oaxaca and in the Balsas Depression from Michoacán to México and Puebla.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 368–370. Formerly in the Hyla picta group; this group was transferred into the Hyla godmani group by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 905–907, and who provided an account. Smith, Chiszar, and Lemos-Espinal, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 75, provided records for Chihuahua and Sonora (although the records in this paper for extreme southeastern Sonora are clearly legitimate, the records from Navojoa, Sonora, [collected by Shannon] are very likely in error, the specimens having come from some other locality—DRF). Lemos-Espinal, 2007, Anf. Rept. Chihuahua Mexico: 44–45, provided an account (as Hyla smithii) for Chihuahua, Mexico. See Varela-Soto, Abarca, Brenes-Mora, Aspinall, Leenders, and Shepack, 2022, Zootaxa, 5178: 520, for dot map. 

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